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Our Vision

In response to a living and active God who pursues relationship with us, the Elm City Vineyard is a church that plants, grows, and cultivates a diverse community of people who: 

Enjoy an ever-increasing spirit
of family, humility, and love.

Follow Jesus with daily courage
that overcomes fear and darkness.

Choose empathy and sacrificial service,
especially for those on the margins.

Discern the voice of God through
listening and earnest dialogue.

Celebrate and share the hope that a different
world is possible through the Holy Spirit.

As people placed in New Haven, we expect our church to have a positive impact on the families, schools, streets, and businesses in all neighborhoods of our city.

Come and see.


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Our Beliefs


At ECV, we believe that faith is lived out in relationship with a living, active God, which means it's pretty hard to reduce to words on a page. We do our best to share what we learn along the way in homegroups, in life lived together, and on Sundays. So, if you're looking to get a sense of what we believe, perhaps checking out a few Sunday talks would be a good place to start.

That said, we connect with and affirm the historic statements of faith expressed by the people of God. Creeds like the Nicene Creed connect us with the many people who have experienced life in Jesus throughout the centuries and around the world.

The Nicene Creed

We believe in one God, the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invisible; And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son of God, begotten not made, being of one substance with the Father, by whom all things were made; who for us, and for our salvation, came down from heaven, and was incarnate by the Holy Spirit of the Virgin Mary, and was made man, and was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate. He suffered and was buried, and the third day he rose again according to the Scriptures, and ascended into heaven, and sits on the right hand of the Father. And he will come again in glory to judge both the living and the dead, and his kingdom will have no end.

And we believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord and Giver of Life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son, who with the Father and the Son together is worshipped and glorified, who spoke by the prophets. And we believe in one holy universal and apostolic Church. We acknowledge one baptism for the remission of sins. And we look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen.

Finally, the Elm City Vineyard is a member church of the Vineyard USA and we affirm the Vineyard's 5 Core Values.